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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-11-2019

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4 ENTERTAINMENT APRIL 10-16, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION by Ten31 Productions, the organiza- tion that creates living art perfor- mances and themed installations, and Revel Factory, Ten31's nonprofit whose mission is to "make art acces- sible to artists and non-artists alike." All proceeds will support Revel Factory's grants and community programs, which include classes and workshops in dance, theater, costume design, painting and more. After securing B-Hive!, a local B-52s tribute band, Pari said a 1980s theme naturally emerged. "This is the first time we've intro- duced a theme," he said. "People are encouraged to come dressed in '80s attire." Of the band, Pari said, "They're so much fun. It's almost like hearing the B-52s live." The night's musical line-up also includes Providence-based Detroit Rebellion, which blends dirty blues and garage rock, and Extraordinary Rendition Band, Providence's guerril- la-style street band. Lights, Fashion, Philanthropy will present The Rad Runway Challenge featuring works from Rhode Island fashion designers. While the first two Revelfest events included a runway experience, "this year we wanted to mix it up," Pari said. "Each of the designers are designing one look, not small collec- tions." Guests can vote on their favorite looks, "Project Runway"-style, he said. In addition to music and fash- ion, the night highlights interac- tive and living art performances by Cotè, Alien TV, Art on the Spot, Circus Dynamics, Ten31's POP! People, and dance performances by Metamorphosis Dance Company. The POP! People, dressed in pink and blue spandex, will be "popping up literally throughout the evening," Pari said. Inspired by the 1988 movie "Big," a living fortune teller will also be at the party. "There's lots of fun stuff going on," Pari said. Festival-goers can also purchase artisanal products from local vendors, snacks from food trucks, and bever- ages and cocktails at a cash bar. New this year, Revel Factory has created an artist-in-residence grant program. Artists can apply for funding to use Revel Factory's Cultural Arts and Event Center to further develop and showcase their art through exhibi- tions or workshops, Pari said. Some grants will be distributed dur- ing Revelfest, he said, but an applica- tion will be available soon at www. revelfactory.org . "This is a totally new approach to the program," Pari said. "We're super excited to provide some funding. We felt that this would be the easiest way to transfer money to the arts commu- nity." Revel Factory has collaborated with the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts and with the assisted living community of Saint Elizabeth Court. Through the organization's Mirror Collective, young art students work with residents of the assisted living community to turn their life stories into artwork. "I like being part of this effort to create a strong arts community," Pari said. "It's been a tough year of some losses in Pawtucket between (Memorial) Hospital and news of the PawSox." Mayor Donald Grebien and the sup- port of his team is "really valuable," Pari said, adding that the community in the Armory Arts District is "so sup- portive" and "very active and dedi- cated." "It's always wonderful to see passion and support," he said. General admission tickets to Revelfest are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. VIP tickets, which include two free drink tickets and one free raffle entry, are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. For tickets, visit www. revelfest19.eventbrite.com . For more information, visit www.revelfest.com . Fitting with the event's 1980s theme, B-HIVE!, a Rhode Island-based B-52s tribute band, is part of the musical line-up at this year's Revelfest, taking place on Saturday, April 13, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Revel Factory, 249 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket. JOE PARI, co-founder and executive director at Ten31 Productions, with painter TAMARA DIAZ, of Providence, during the first Revelfest event, where Diaz was turned into one of her paintings. REVELFEST From Page One Audubon announces Camouflaged Egg Hunt SMITHFIELD – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will hold its Camouflaged Egg Hunt at four locations on Saturday, April 13. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m. The egg hunt will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is open to chil- dren 3-10. The following locations are offered: Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope St., Bristol; Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield; Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter; Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Ave., Seekonk, Mass. Children, ages 3 to 10, hunt for brown eggs in a natural setting and quickly learn how well the eggs camouflage. Prizes are awarded to all children, with grand prizes given to the finders of the "golden eggs." Participants should bring a bas- ket. The event is held rain or shine. Advance registration is required. The program fee is $5/mem- ber child; $7/nonmember child. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org . Sign up for beginner ukulele classes at BRT CUMBERLAND – As part of their Heritage Arts Studio initia- tive, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will offer a six-week ses- sion of classes in beginner ukulele with instructor Armand Aromin. Classes will be held Thursdays, April 18, 25, and May 9, 16, 23, 30, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. This group class needs a minimum of five stu- dents, with a maximum of eight. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. This class is designed for the com- plete beginner. Students must bring a ukulele to class. For class registra- tion, email russell@riverfolk.org or call 401-725-9272. Learn songs of the Carter Family CUMBERLAND – As part of their Heritage Arts Studio initia- tive, Blackstone River Theatre will offer a three-week session of classes concentrating on learning the Songs of the Carter Family with instructor Elwood Donnelly. Classes are Mondays, April 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. The fee is $54 per student per session. This group class needs a minimum of five students, with a maximum of 13. Participants will discover the wonders of this early pioneering American country music family and learn to play songs from this influ- ential group who were in full swing between 1927 and 1943. Donnelly will provide song lyrics and simple chord progressions that can be adapted for many different instru- ments while also exploring their history. Bring your voice and the instru- ment of your choice; it is helpful to know basic chords. For class registration, email rus- sell@riverfolk.org or call 401-725- 9272. ACROSS 1. Often romantic composition 5. Lunar term 10. California moun- tain 12. Spiral staircase pillars 14. "Heat" director 16. Tellurium 18. Gateway (Arabic) 19. No (Scottish) 20. Greek prophetess 22. A team's best pitcher 23. Bard's way of saying "have" 25. Indigenous group of the Philippines 26. Danish krone 27. Type of squad 28. Possesses 30. Part of the face 31. Very small amount of time (abbr.) 33. Churches have lots of them 35. Modern day "letter" 37. Della __, singer 38. Informed upon 40. Type of house 41. Folk singer DiFranco 42. A baglike struc- ture in a plant or animal 44. Car mechanics group 45. Belonging to us 48. Pack neatly 50. Forming the bottom layer 52. How fast you're going 53. Sea eagles 55. Cool! 56. Military mailbox 57. Type of lawyer 58. Type of monk 63. Respect due to an ancestor 65. Took to the sea 66. Members of a Semitic people 67. A way to march DOWN 1. Political action committee 2. __kosh, near Lake Winnebago 3. When you hope to get there 4. Woman who fol- lowed Bacchus 5. Cause to become entangled 6. Green veggie 7. Stiff bristles 8. Pass in Alps 9. Atomic #81 10. A sharp blow 11. Bears engage in it 13. Prevents prog- ress 15. Young boy 17. A way to go on 18. Not good 21. A ballet enthu- siast 23. Ad __ 24. Bar bill 27. A genus of badgers 29. "No __!" 32. Get off your feet 34. Franklin was one 35. Removed 36. Used to catch poachers 39. Hit lightly 40. Crony 43. Stroke 44. One who obtains pleasure by inflicting pain on others 46. __ the ante 47. Greek letter 49. "Wings" actor Steven 51. Unhappy 54. Hair-like struc- ture 59. Pick up 60. Type of transpor- tation 61. Worn with a suit 62. Something similar to another already referred to 64. Farm state Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 7.

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